Four years after "The Dark Knight Rises" was released, fans are still criticizing the way Marion Cotillard's Talia Al-Ghul's character was killed off in the movie. The Oscar-winning actress has finally addressed the issue hoping fan anger would finally put it to rest.
Going by how many at Reddit criticized Talia Al-Ghul's death scene in the movie and reviewing the film, it's easy to see why. Talia Al-Ghul's death scene was awkward to the point of almost a B-movie bad acting. How Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were masterpieces culminated in a bad death scene in "The Dark Knight Rises" are way below what most fans expected, according to IGN.
While going on a promotional tour of her new film, Marion Cotillard was asked by a French reporter regarding that heavily criticized scene. She said she believed people overreacted and that it's disappointing to be largely judged by a single scene rather than her work throughout the film. The actress noted that it's tough to be identified with just that one scene. She described the reaction as disproportionate and that either you blame everybody or nobody, as said in a report by Comicbook.
The multi-awarded actress also delved on the importance of how to laugh at things like that, explaining there are worse things in life than just bad acting. She explained there are lots of other things that hurt her but the criticism didn't affect her in any way. It should be noted that she was linked to the split between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie a few months ago, and she was unfairly portrayed by the media as being the third-party to the split.
Talia Al-Ghul's death scene in "The Dark Knight Rises" was considered to be anti-climactic by most fans but the constraints of a movie with several characters may have played a part. Marion Cotillard had very little scene and it was compressed that it took several scenes before we learned she was Ra's Al-Ghul's daughter.